Bernie Sanders and Bill de Blasio have 2 things in common
1. They're both socialists
2. They haven't held a job outside the government/lefty non-profit sector.
The two are closely related. And here's how the progressive champions of the people are spending their time.
Mayor de Blasio, his wife, Chirlane, and their two kids spent a couple of days at Sen. Bernie Sanders’ summer home on Lake Champlain in Vermont.
Photos show the progressive pols and their families at Sanders’ four-bedroom retreat in North Hero.
That's the third Sanders home. Bernie has taken home over $1 million for two years running. But he doesn't have his own plane to play with.
The NYPD used a $3 million counterterrorism plane to shuttle Mayor Bill de Blasio back and forth from his Canada vacation to the Big Apple for an event Thursday, The Post has learned.
“Their plane” is a Cessna 208 Caravan that cost roughly $3 million and was picked up by the department in 2017, sources said.
The high-tech aircraft is outfitted with special sensors that can detect at a distance radioactive material used to make “dirty bombs.”
Police sources questioned the use of a special plane for mayoral transportation.
Also counterterrorism and Bill de Blasio are not words that belong in the same sentence.
But Bill, like Bernie, knows how to travel in style.
Sanders had already blown through six figures on private jets during the previous year. While he was touting his average $27 donation, those donations were being spent on a lifestyle that was anything but coach. But still while Hillary Clinton insisted on nothing less than a Gulfstream 450, Bernie Sanders was settling for a more modest Gulfstream 200.
But in April, Bernie Sanders took 50 staffers and reporters on a chartered Delta 767 for a trip to the Vatican where he briefly met Pope Francis and pressed the flesh with notorious left-wing thug Evo Morales, a pal of Iran’s Ahmadinejad, who had been blamed for a rise in anti-Semitism in Bolivia.
Not only wasn’t Bernie flying coach, but he was chartering mostly empty passenger planes on left-wing political jaunts. The menu on board Air Sanders included lobster sliders, crab salad, red lentil soup, herb crusted lamb loin, chocolate ganache, fine cheeses and white wine. It was a long way from coach.
The March disbursement showed $1.6 million going to Air Charter Team. That was Hillary money. But by then it had become quite obvious that Bernie Sanders couldn’t win and that he wasn’t even trying to.
The Sanders campaign wasn’t the hippie grassroots operation it pretended to be. Instead it was a huge business whose CEO went on flying private jets even while laying off campaign workersleft and right. Or as his campaign dubbed it, in terms that Wall Street would have approved of, “right-sizing”.
They are the 1 percenter socialist pigs they have been waiting for.